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Letter: Concerns Coronavirus Contact Tracing App could bring false sense of confidence

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This reader shares a Letter sent to Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, in which explains his concerns about the prospect of a contact tracking App being launched on the Island

Monday, 4th May, 2020 11:42am

By Anonymous with 2 readers' comments

Letter: Time for Government to confirm or deny 1943 German raid on the Isle of Wight

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Brian Dennis believes it's time the British Government confirm or deny reports that 12 specialised German stormtroopers tried to come ashore on the Isle of Wight in 1943 until they were spotted by British soldiers

Friday, 1st May, 2020 11:09am

By Brian Dennis with 10 readers' comments

Letter: An excess of information makes it hard to know what’s trustworthy and what’s not

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Peter Shreeve from the National Education Union says the best way to inform effectively and counter rumour or misinformation, is by having the firmest possible answers to all points raised in the letter to Boris Johnson

Wednesday, 22nd April, 2020 8:06pm

By Peter Shreeve with 2 readers' comments

Letter: Frontline doctors and nurses dying because they are inadequately protected: Enough is enough!

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This reader shares his view of the Government's handling of the Coronavirus crisis and the problems with PPE availability

Monday, 20th April, 2020 3:29pm

By Hans Bromwich with 5 readers' comments

Letter: A very big Thank You to the Medina river bank litter picker

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A resident who has been furloughed from his job has been using his daily walk along the riverbank to pick up sacks of litter left behind by others

Thursday, 16th April, 2020 12:16pm

By Wendy Dann with one comment

Letter: Let’s have decent pay for cleaners, carers, teachers, refuse collectors and workers playing a vital role in Coronavirus crisis

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Our cleaners, carers, teachers, refuse collectors and food industry workers are playing a vital role in this crisis. They deserve decent pay says Cameron Palin

Monday, 6th April, 2020 4:35pm

By Cameron Palin with 20 readers' comments

Letter: Please think about your neighbours with respiratory problems before lighting your bonfires or BBQs

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This reader asks Islanders to be aware of the harm they might be causing to those with respiratory problems by lighting bonfires

Sunday, 5th April, 2020 9:12am

By Anonymous with 9 readers' comments

Letter: Schools need to back off and give families time to get our heads around what’s going on

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This reader says she's getting up to ten text messages a day from her children's school and that this is adding pressure to an already difficult situation

Tuesday, 31st March, 2020 8:34am

By Kerry Daniels with 3 readers' comments

Letter: All hail the much-appreciated delivery drivers

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Whilst praising those delivering to homes across the Island, this reader also believes supermarkets should become warehouses and hire as many vans and drivers as they can

Sunday, 29th March, 2020 3:02pm

By Angela Hewitt with 6 readers' comments

Letter: How are the super rich utility companies going to help during Coronavirus outbreak?

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This reader asks what help will be given by the ‘super rich’ utility companies to the families who are already in dire straits

Saturday, 21st March, 2020 10:25am

By Tony Griffiths with 8 readers' comments

Letter: Prosecute the ‘disgusting trash’ who panic buy

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Disgusted at the continual empty shelves in supermarkets, David Jacques says "it'is all too evident the British have totally lost the 'Blitz Spirit' of World War Two

Friday, 20th March, 2020 4:57pm

By David Jacques with 14 readers' comments

Open Letter: Two people write to Prime Minister calling for Isle of Wight quarantine

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An Open Letter has been sent to the Prime Minister, MP, Leader of the Isle of Wight council and ferry companies calling for the Island to be quarantined. What are your thoughts?

Friday, 20th March, 2020 1:05pm

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments